Down to Earth Gardens

Down To Earth Gardens is helping develop a food system that better serves individuals while also supporting our planet. We design, install, and maintain backyard vegetable gardens, using technology to supplement time-tested growing practices, making high-quality fresh produce accessible to more people.

Garrett Menghini (HMC ’13), Founder

I was born and raised in Reno, where I enjoyed getting dirt under my fingers from a young age. An aptitude for science and math led me to study engineering at Harvey Mudd, and later to work as an engineer at SpaceX, and a co-founder at a wearable tech startup in LA. I balanced those years out by spending four months as a bum thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and after completing that journey was able to find a better balance of technology, nature, and impact, through Down To Earth Gardens.

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